The Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB) is a quasi-judicial statutory body intended to perform an independent adjudicative function that hears and makes decisions on appeals related to Development, Subdivisions and Stop Orders. The SDAB make a finding of fact based on evidence and then, apply legal rules, as found in the legislation and the planning instruments, to those findings. This process allows the SDAB to make a decision on a subdivision or a development matter after conducting a hearing fairly and in accordance with legislation, administrative law, and the principles of natural justice.
A decision related to a development permit application can be appealed by people who may be affected by a decision of the Development Authority. A decision related to a subdivision application can be appealed by the applicant, government department or a school board. The subject of a Stop Order may also file an appeal to the SDAB.
The Lacombe County Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB), which is comprised of five members of the public-at-large, is a quasi-judicial board that hears appeals from the decisions of the County’s Development Authority and Subdivision Authority.
The Lacombe County Assessment Review Board (ARB) is comprised of the SDAB members and hears and makes decisions on property assessment complaints.
SDAB and ARB members are required to successfully complete board training to maintain their eligibility as qualified board members.
The SDAB/ARB will also hear appeals brought forward under the Weed Control Act as per Section 19of the Act and Agricultural Pest Act as per Section 14(5) of the Act.
SDAD Application Form: pdf APPLICATION FOR LACOMBE COUNTY SDAB (115 KB)